The 2014 Theme Park Insider Tournament: Nemesis vs. Shambhala
Published: March 11, 2014 at 11:19 AM
Alton Towers' Nemesis was Europe's first B&M Inverted coaster, debuting in 1994. Nemesis is especially notable for its many trench and tunnel elements, features included on the ride to accommodate height restrictions at the park, but which have helped create a unique experience among Inverted coasters, giving Nemesis the feel and visuals of a terrain coaster. Let's take a ride:
Port Aventura's Shambhala debuted in 2012. One of the ever-popular B&M Hypers, Shambhala offers a 256-drop on a coaster that's just 249 feet tall, made possible by some underground trenches of its own.
The coaster hits a top speed of 83 mph. While Nemesis brings you close to the ground to heighten the sense of speed (and ignore the often-lousy English weather), Shambhala celebrates the Spanish sunshine with wide-open, sky-views.
Which one would you ride first, if you had that choice?
Break down this coaster match-up in the comments, and invite your friends online to vote!